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Bayou X/Celebration Brass Band

5 January 2019
12:00 am
Club VT

Celebration Brass Band Hosts Carnival Kickoff at Club VT

It seems like every year, New Orleans native and local bandleader, Peter Simoneaux, makes it a mission to remind everyone that the end of the holiday season… the Twelfth Night of Christmas… is also the beginning of that time of year known worldwide as Carnival Season, beginning with Twelfth Night, and concluding in the celebration known in New Orleans as Mardi Gras, and most everywhere else as Carnival!

As such, on Saturday, Jan 5, the longtime Brattleboro ensemble known as the Celebration Brass Band will host a Special Twelfth Night Carnival Kickoff at the recently reopened and rebranded Club VT (long known as The Putney Inn Restaurant). Since reopening earlier this Fall, Club VT has re-established itself as a general entertainment hub in Putney, featuring something for everybody…. affordable food and drinks seven days a week, live music on weekends, a variety of other activities weeknight, a game room with pool tables, multiple dining, banquet and function rooms, and a pervasive sense of hospitality. Club VT is located at 55 Putney Landing Road, at the northbound exit 4 of I-91 in Putney VT. Live music starts at 8 pm. A nominal $5 cover will be charged at the door. For info, call 802-387-0090.

The Celebration Brass Band is Northern New England’s “Go To” ensemble for the distinctively vibrant music that we know as the New Orleans Brass Band sound! Founded in 2009, under the leadership of New Orleans native and local resident Peter Simoneaux, the Celebration Brass Band has become familiar to Brattleboro area audiences through their performances at numerous Gallery Walks, the Strolling of the Heifers, 4th of July parades, and a host of other local events.

The frontline of the band features a bevy of local luminaries including Walter Slowinski & Ron Kelley on saxophones, Dan DeWalt, Chuck Ober and/or Brian Bender on trombones, Anders Burrows on trumpet, while the backline features either Tim Ellis or Linda Simoneaux on sousaphone, Stephen Voorhees on snare drum, and Pete Simoneaux on bass drum, while also often featuring Linda Simoneaux as parade marshal. It’s likely that this will be the first New Orleans style Twelfth Night celebration ever to be celebrated in Putney! If you’re still ready to party, you won’t want to miss this one! For sure, it will be a night to remember!

603-835-6051, peter.simoneaux@gmail.com

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